A set of 16 maps, commissioned by the United States Census and published in 1884 have been digitized by the David Rumsey Map Collection. The maps represent American forests by genus of tree, density, and position.
The maps were compiled at the direction of dendrologist and horticulturist Charles Sprague Sargent. Sargent, a Bostonian and officer in the Union Army, was a professor of horticulture and the first director of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard.
National Association of State Foresters Forestry Performance Measures for the United States
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
Request for Proposals Date: January 19, 2015 | Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm EST, February 27, 2015
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is requesting proposals from qualified firms/consultants to develop a series of performance measures that each state can compile and report nationally to demonstrate the benefits of trees and forests to society.
The 2014 Wisconsin State of the Birds report highlights successful partnerships, conservation efforts and their positive impacts to bird species throughout the state.
The Wisconsin State of the Birds Report contains excerpts from the State of the Birds Report, which is a national overview of the conservation status of birds in the United States issued by the U.S. committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative. It estimates population trends for birds grouped by broad habitat categories and shows how the trends have changed in recent years.
In the decade since this Army post in southeast Georgia began planting trees to honor each of its soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the living memorial known as Warriors Walk has become hallowed ground where friends and families remember the fallen and visiting dignitaries, including a president, come to pay respects.
With support from the NASF Foundation, Leslie Robertson of Illinois spent five weeks in the woods.
Robertson documented the theme "Working Forests Work" throughout California, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Minnesota. This unique project is an opportunity to help tell the story of America’s working forests through the professionals who work in them. We wanted to share 10 of our favorite photographs from our 2014 NASF Foundation photography fellow Leslie Robertson.
When you stack firewood, do you store it bark-side up or down? It depends, say some experts.
If split wood is stored outdoors, stacking it with the bark side down can allow water to collect in the u-shaped trough. This moisture retention can prolong drying and accelerate decay, says Knaebe. Stacking it outdoors with the bark-side-up, on the other hand, can help protect the pile of wood below from rain and other weather.
A lava flow is steaming through lush forests as it creeps across Hawaii's Big Island.
The U.S. Geological Survey has distributed a steady stream of images from the lava flow, including pictures of a breakout of lava near a ground crack system near an abandoned geothermal well site. The lava is burning thick vegetation in the area, and filling the air with smoke.
Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously for more than 31 years, but a flow started down a flank toward the northeast in June and is threatening the town of Pahoa.
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